Harvard, Yale to play 2018 matchup at Fenway Park
(STATS) – There’s not a lot in New England sports as revered as Harvard vs. Yale or Fenway Park, so putting them together makes for an incredible pairing.
The 135th playing of “The Game” between the Ivy League archrivals will be held at Fenway Park on Nov. 17, 2018, Fenway Sports Management announced Tuesday.
Originally scheduled as a Harvard home game, it will mark the first time since 1912 that the venue will not be Harvard Stadium or the Yale Bowl.
“The Harvard-Yale football game is a classic matchup, and Fenway Park is a beloved Boston landmark and classic in its own right,” Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh said. “Boston looks forward to hosting Harvard, and all visitors, in 2018 for this iconic game.”
The schools first met in 1875. Yale holds a 67-59-8 series lead after beating Harvard 24-3 on Oct. 18 to finish off an outright Ivy League championship.
Next year’s game will mark the 50th anniversary of the epic 1968 meeting, which famously ended in a 29-29 tie.
Fenway Park is the oldest stadium in Major League Baseball. Earlier this month, it hosted three college football games, including Dartmouth’s Ivy League win over Brown.